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Your future at RGU

Choose Robert Gordon University (RGU) to study your undergraduate degree and futureproof yourself, your tomorrow and your future career.

Choosing where to study your undergraduate degree is an important yet exciting life decision. Now more than ever it is important to make sure you are prepared for the future and we believe we have the university environment  to help you futureproof yourself and your career.

Our courses

Our courses are demand-driven, innovative and diverse, and will ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and connections to thrive in the future. We offer highly ranked courses across a wide range of subject areas, so you can be sure to find a course to suit your interests and career ambitions. We are now taking applications via UCAS for our courses starting in September 2022, check out what we have to offer!


Why RGU?

There are a number of reasons why we think you should apply to RGU:

  • We are the top modern University in Scotland and the UK* (National Student Survey 2021) which reflects our modern approach to teaching, quality assured courses, fantastic facilities and state-of-the-art campus.
  • We are Scottish University of the Year 2021 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) thanks to our teaching quality, student satisfaction and industry connections.
  • Our business school was named Business School of the Year 2020 (The Times Higher Education Awards 2020), due to providing an outstanding business education and helping develop top quality work-ready graduates.
  • Our students have voted us 2nd in Scotland for academic support & learning opportunities in the National Student Survey 2021*. Talk to our students to find out why!
  • We are top in Scotland for Graduate Employability, and have been since 2018 (HESA 2018)!
  • If you meet certain criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study.
  • We have heavily invested in our support networks both on and off campus to make the experience of studying at RGU the best it can possibly be. From exam preparation to counselling, disability support to career plans, we have the expertise to help you.
  • You will be learning in purpose-built, modern facilities at our £120 million riverside campus. See it for yourself on our RGU Tour highlight on Instagram.
  • Live in the top city in the UK for affordability (QS Best Student Cities 2022) and be part of a lively, student friendly city of over 25,000 students.
  • Throughout the pandemic, we have prioritised the safety, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of our students, whilst continuing to adapt to the ever-evolving situation and ensuring the quality of our teaching and learning remained high. Hear from our students on their experience of studying during the pandemic

*Excludes colleges, small, specialist and private providers.

Keep up-to-date with all things RGU related including exciting course changes, news and events:


What our students say

From day one, there was great emphasis on practical, every day skills which really prepared me for the workplace. The third year placement was a particular highlight which allowed me to refine those skills and make key contacts which led to my first graduate job.
Ben Philip , Journalism Graduate and BBC Scotland News Journalist
I’m really enjoying my time at RGU! I’ve made the closest friends, I’ve joined lots of clubs. It opens up the world for you.
Monique Uri , Food, Nutrition and Human Health Student
The lecturers are approachable and want to see students succeed, and the lab facilities are excellent! The emphasis on practical assessments is a great way to set students up for future success.
Jessica McGowan , Computing – Application Software Development Graduate


Widening Access Offer

Here at RGU, we believe talented individuals should be encouraged and supported to achieve their ambitions, regardless of their background or economic circumstances. If you are applying to RGU for September 2022 and meet certain criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study, along with our welcome pack to support your transition to university.


Contact Us

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Student Admissions Service or why not contact a student or staff member via our contact a student platform:

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